{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "An intern I manage is kinda slacking.. signing on late and I don't see the progress I want to see. I don't want to let them go, but how do I help them become better?", "post_id": "5e7e6c5db72f41002b9d9330", "reply_count": 7, "vote_count": 7, "bowl_id": "599feb177c057d0010be0554", "bowl_name": "Financial Advisors" }

An intern I manage is kinda slacking.. signing on late and I don't see the progress I want to see. I don't want to let them go, but how do I help them become better?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Just a one on one chat in the first instance, most interns just wouldn't have thought about it consciously as they come from a uni lifestyle

like

If they are really career-focused, they will listen to what you have to say

like

They really don’t have a clue. Speaking from my own experience. First daughter was upset she could not find a job after graduation.. The call comes in and she has a job. Her Christmas break cut short. They wanted to start first week in January. now upset she only had 2 weeks vacations omg!!! 🙄😂😂.

likefunny

You have to lead and communicate.

like

Definitely a good test for your leadership and coaching; try and understand if there’s anything else happening in the background that you may not necessarily be aware of? Could be personal issues? How do you define goals with them and how do you check in to see if they are on progress or stuck and need support?

like

Agree with the above. I think the wfh situation has us all realizing the difference between face time and productivity. Your intern needs clearly defined benchmarks to be measured by — if they don’t have them in place already.

like

Do they know they’re not progressing at your pace? I think it makes sense to revisit your expectations with them and find out if there is any particular reason preventing them from achieving that.

like

Related Posts

Any GSAP alum that returned to the firm for 2 years and then left? If so, where did you go and how did you navigate there? Mostly interested to see how folks were able to leverage their MBA networks to spring back to another opportunity 2-3 years later at manager level. Did anyone use their previous internship to secure an opportunity at that company?

like

Can anyone help me with Referal? I'm a Fresher with internship experience of 1.8 years. I'm good at Brand and social media strategy. Skills - Social media marketing, Brand Strategy, Atl and BTL, Advertising (online & offline), Ms Excel, Ms power point, Canva, Photoshop, Market Research, Analytics. I'm a graduate in Journalism and Mass communication for GGSIPU

Does anyone know how to do value mapping or use case identification and associated value drivers? I’m in my final 2 weeks of my internship and was asked to take this on. I’d like to finish strong but feel I may be in over my head.

like

Can anyone help me with Referal? I'm a Fresher with internship experience of 1.8 years. I'm good at Brand and social media strategy. Skills - Social media marketing, Brand Strategy, Atl and BTL, Advertising (online & offline), Ms Excel, Ms power point, Canva, Photoshop, Market Research, Analytics. I'm a graduate in Journalism and Mass communication for GGSIPU

like

Advice please, especially if you hire. Going to law school and choosing between UPenn law and Michigan law. Scholarship at Michigan and will graduate with about 90,000 less in debt from Michigan. But Upenn ranked slightly higher and better in the fields I am interested in. Also have a family. So better chance of finding an internship in philly where I don't have to leave my family during the summer. Also thinking about going into politics or back into consulting.

like

Tempted to rsvp yes to summer intern events about one month after my due date (our second), Feel like some social events would be fun, but is that just wishful thinking?

likeupliftingsmart

I just started working at a Digital Strategy Consulting Boutique firm but the company is in Europe and we work in another language entirely. I started off as an intern (8 months) and now I am working full time. I am trying to learn the language to be more interactive with the clients and in the meetings but it's super difficult. Should I switch or learn the language and stay here for another year? It's a small firm and the pay is not that great but good for beginners in the country. Any advice?

like

Out of curiosity, when do people take internship experience off their resume (in terms of years after college graduation)?

like

Could use a graphic design/creative/content intern with photography and Adobe suite experience for retailer in NYC. College students send a message

I’m currently an intern at a company that I really like. Any advices on how to get a full time offer from being an intern? Thanks in advance!

like

I start my first job in a week at a media agency. I've never worked at an agency before, have never had an official internship, and I've never worked from home before. Feeling like it may be hard to get into a routine at first. Any advice for the first day/week/month on the job?

likehelpful

Looking to extend my internship but dint know who/how to approach. My partner or HR first? - great performance reviews so far

like

still annoys me that Deloitte brought my brother in at Analyst out of grad school - same level as UG - when his internship feedback was fabulous & I know he’s better than many consultants

like

Is it stupid of me to apply to LS consulting firms with little experience in business? My only intern experience has been at a local pharma business. Other than that, most of my experiences are in a clinical setting.

like

Anyone here on Day 1 CPT? Does the title need to change to 'intern' or can it continue the way it is?

like

When I was in industry, I started presenting to SVPs as an intern. Now my manager says I’m too junior to present to an SM on the client team (I’m a level 10). This is a little upsetting

like

Advice for a lady intern?

Is it smart to follow up with recruiters or managers for an internship? I applied on the company site, but I found a hiring manager on LinkedIn and thought it would be good to reach out personally. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

like

Any thoughts on EY Parthenon in London? My friend is debating between an industry FT offer (lower salary, but like content and people) and an internship offer from EY Parthenon for next year with potential FT offer at the end.

Additional Posts

Hi what is the take home for the below salary break up? After taxes and all? From tech m

Post Photo
like

How do you max out points redemption on your amex green card?

like

I have 2 years of sales experience but am looking to make a career change into HR? Any tips of how to standout on my resume or any general advice? Thanks!

like

Big 4 vs top 10. For core tax, how different is the work? Are there certain things you probably won't run see unless you are B4? How bad is the pigeon-holing, what level does it typically occur at?

like

delta 7pm flight delayed til 8:45am close to 14 hour delay due to weather plus pilot timed out. can I ask delta for rebursements of hotel and transportation?

like

Any insight into working in-house at Abbvie (comp, WLB, work quality, etc)?

like

Anyone know the salary range for manager with 7 YOE at Deloitte consulting M&A technology ?

like

Interviewing for MD role @ EY Digital Transformation team, looking for any suggestions on base + bonus ranges to expect?

like

Any GSAP alum that returned to the firm for 2 years and then left? If so, where did you go and how did you navigate there? Mostly interested to see how folks were able to leverage their MBA networks to spring back to another opportunity 2-3 years later at manager level. Did anyone use their previous internship to secure an opportunity at that company?

like

Has a fight ever broken out in your classroom with your students? Just had to break up my first one 🤦🏻‍♀️

like

Consulting vets, normal? I was lured into consulting and lost benefits due to the challenging transformation program being right up my alley. I have a multi year contract with heavy director duties promising fast track to Sr leadership. Day 1 I find out Iead no one and the MD is in charge. A few months later I get involved in spending nights and weekends for 3 weeks making a 60+ page deck. Company wins part of the contract and hires 12 more. Since then I have been ignored by them. No bonus!

like

AMEX Platinum vs AMEX Gold?

like

Jackson Lewis v. Littler v. Fisher Phillips Which one: 1- is best to start out as young associate (assuming a few years of gen. lit experience but no employment) 2- is most likely to provide the appropriate support, experience, and upward mobility in the next 5 years (w/o making you want to leave) 3- is the best long term (considering: kids + workflow + business development expectations) 4- is most likely to lead to a good in-house job BONUS - if you've left 1 of these for another 1, why?

like

PPD on my project acknowledging the PDM people on this TSA project are staff augmentation ppl who will be laid off when project is over. Said having them allows us to (contd)

like

Anyone here transferred from a non big 4 FDD group to a big 4 FDD?

like

What do you guys say to introduce yourselves on zoom? I said my name and team, then stopped for the next person to go…everyone stayed silent for a bit because they expected more, and they looked like they thought I disconnected lol 😭

funny

Stuck at gate in ORD since the captain is 30 mins out. How many points?

likesmart

Is it rude to suggest to a new analyst that she needs to look more professional, e.g. don’t show up with wet hair to client meetings (even if on Zoom)? FYI I’m also a female and just trying to look out for these new hires

likehelpful

Anyone knows of a good deal on office chair?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal